posted on Jan, 14 2004 @ 03:14 PM
More freedoms down the drain ...
"The Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear an appeal by civil liberties groups seeking access to basic data about hundreds of individuals detained
by the federal government after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a decision that allows officials to continue withholding the names of most
detainees, as well as other information related to their arrests, indefinitely... Although it sets no precedent, the court's decision is a
significant victory for the Bush administration, which has argued that fighting an unconventional war against terrorists requires the executive branch
to assert broad new authority to arrest and detain suspected members of al Qaeda - and to withhold much information about how it wields that authority
so that terrorist organizations do not learn too much about the government's strategy and tactics."
Completely and utterly pathetic.